In the lead-up to the Ayr Campus graduation we will unveil our graduation prizewinners. At the Ayr graduation, there are 15 recipients in total.
Next, is Student of the Year – Making a Difference in the Community Award, Lynette Fisher, HNC Administration and IT.
“I had recently returned to Scotland after living in New Zealand for a number of years before starting college. I wanted to gain the skills and qualifications needed to re-enter work to provide for my family.
When I applied to Level 5 Administration and IT, my original plan was to complete that course and then apply for jobs. But when I realised how much I enjoyed learning again, I completed Level 5 and 6 as a one year fast track. I then completed the HNC, and later the HND.
I enjoyed every part of the course! I particularly enjoyed doing my graded unit project as well as the Business Culture and Strategy module. This helped me to make the decision to apply to university.
This award was completely unexpected and I feel very honoured and humbled. I think it will encourage me to always do my best and to push myself to achieve my goals in the future. It’s also a great addition to my CV.
The highlight of my time at the college has to be enhancing my confidence skills and obtaining the grades I needed to continue my studies at degree level. I am about to enter third year in Business Management at university.
Ayrshire College is a fantastic place to study. I definitely would encourage others to study here, particularly people like myself who are mature students and are worrying about returning to education.”